Weber Shandwick nabs senior Edelman lobbyist Anthony Marlowe
Marlowe is teaming up with Jon McLeod in the new role.
Weber Shandwick has hired Edelman’s public affairs second-in-command in a bid to grow the firm’s lobbying practice.
Anthony Marlowe takes the newly created role of managing director at Weber Shandwick.
He will work alongside Weber’s corporate financial and public affairs chairman Jon McLeod and head of public affairs Joey Jones and will report to UK CEO Rachel Friend. He has been given a brief to grow the firm’s political and government relations practice.
McLeod said: “Anthony will provide real firepower and energy across our national and global public affairs practice, and brings with him a swathe of complementary skills and industry insights that will help us further grow the political specialism for which Weber Shandwick is rightly known.”
Weber Shandwick sources claimed that the move came amid “an unprecedented rise in client interest in public affairs support, as the UK prepares to leave the European Union, and as political uncertainty remains the norm for businesses and organisations operating across the country”.
Marlowe specialises in the retail, consumer goods and infrastructure sectors. Current and past clients include the Scotch Whisky Association, Samsung, Gatwick Airport, News Corp and Sainsbury’s.